[Pkg-nagios-devel] requires too many packages

Oliver Peng oliver.peng at skywave.com
Thu May 28 17:12:56 UTC 2009

Hi Guys:

When I try to install nagios3 package on my server, apt-get requires a lot packages as following:

The following NEW packages will be installed:
  debian-archive-keyring libcups2 libdatrie0 libdb4.5 libdb4.6 libdbus-1-3 libdirectfb-1.0-0 libenchant1c2a libfsplib0 libgd2-noxpm libgnutls26 libgraphviz4
  libhunspell-1.2-0 libkeyutils1 libmalaga7 libperl5.10 libpixman-1-0 libsexy2 libthai-data libthai0 libtimedate-perl libts-0.0-0 libvoikko1 libxcb-render-util0
  libxcb-render0 libxcb1 lzma nagios-plugins-basic nagios3 nagios3-common nagios3-doc python2.5 python2.5-minimal
The following packages will be upgraded:
  apt dbus debhelper devscripts dpkg dpkg-dev fontconfig-config graphviz irssi libart-2.0-2 libasound2 libatk1.0-0 libavahi-client3 libavahi-common3 libavahi-glib1
  libbonobo2-0 libbonobo2-common libbonoboui2-0 libbonoboui2-common libcairo2 libcupsys2 libdbd-mysql-perl libdbi-perl libdbus-glib-1-2 libfontconfig1 libfreetype6
  libgcrypt11 libglade2-0 libglib2.0-0 libgnome-keyring0 libgnome2-0 libgnome2-common libgnomeui-0 libgnomeui-common libgnomevfs2-0 libgnomevfs2-common
  libgpg-error0 libgtk2.0-0 libhal-storage1 libhal1 libhtml-parser-perl libkadm55 libkrb5-dev libkrb53 liblocale-gettext-perl liblua50 liblualib50 libncursesw5
  liborbit2 libpango1.0-0 libpango1.0-common libpcre3 libpng12-0 libsdl-image1.2 libselinux1 libtext-charwidth-perl libtext-iconv-perl libwmf0.2-7 libxcomposite1
  libxdamage1 libxfixes3 libxrandr2 lsb-base man-db perl perl-base perl-modules perl-suid python-central python-support tcl8.4 xchat xchat-common
73 upgraded, 33 newly installed, 15 to remove and 958 not upgraded.

But on same environment, I can download Nagios3's source code , compile and run without problem. To keep our production server stable, we normally prefer to avoid upgrading too many packages. So can you explain why we need upgrade so many packages for Nagios3.


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